Kingston ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Remembering Eric Lee: 'He was a Kingston icon' — Kingstonist - Kingston News | Kingston, ON headlines - KingstonistWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ontario Streets was lowered to half-mast to mark the passing of Eric Lee.
Then, last week, in a motion of condolence before City Council, Mayor Bryan Paterson said "That the sincere condolences of Kingston City Council be extended to the family and friends of Eric Lee, who passed away earlier this month. Eric was a mayoral candidate in last fall’s municipal election, and is remembered fondly as ‘the Elevator Guy' who worked at the former S&R department store for many years. Eric’s friendly demeanour and warm smile will be greatly missed by many in our community."
But that is all that's happened thus far to honour Kingston's favourite ‘Elevator Guy.'
If you show a picture of Lee to any Kingstonian, chances are that person will recognize him. Although Lee only lived in Kingston since the late 1980s, his unique dapper and well-put-together outfits with his equally as unique classical coif made him instantly recognizable to many in Kingston, particularly those who live, work or frequent the downtown core. For many years, it was common to see Lee, dressed to impress, walking along the streets of downtown Kingston, or at his post as the elevator operator at S&R Department Store. It was that job that made Lee win over the hearts of many a tourist and local, resulting even in the creation of a Facebook group for his fans entitled ‘The Elevator Guy of S&R Fans,' which was created in 2008.
Born in Toronto on December 15, 1949, Lee grew up in Santa Monica, California (where he was on the UCLA swim team), before moving back to Toronto, and then to Kingston. Once here, and after a brief stint working in construction, Lee b...
Marion Louise Huddleston, 104, of Philadelphia - WWNY TV 7Wednesday, March 27, 2019
March 2, 2019 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.Born September 18, 1914 in Domville, Greenville County, Province of Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of William Cabourn and Bertha Victoria Kingston Smith. She was a high school graduate and attended Watertown School of Commerce.Her family came to the United States with a sleigh and horse, crossing the ice of the St. Lawrence River in 1924 to Theresa, NY. Then she moved to Black River in 1944, returned to Theresa in 1972, and has resided in Philadelphia since 1984 to present date.In 1932 she married Walter Sherman Tilley, he died in April of 1963. Then she married Donald Huddleston in February of 1970, he died in July of 1974.For many years Marion was a retail clerk at Empsall's Department Store, Watertown, NY.Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and George Eassa, Calcium, NY and Suzanne and Darwin Queary, Spring Hill, FL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren.She is predeceased by two brothers, William Frederick Smith and E. Gordon Smith, two sisters, Lois Cook and Dorothy Cooke, and a step-brother, Bill Smith.At 104 years, she touched many peoples lives in the North Country and will be missed by many.A Memorial Service will be 2 pm Friday, March 8, 2019 at Freder...
Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Randy Hillier, a veteran politician who represents the eastern Ontario riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, was ousted Friday after the party said he was unwilling to be a team player.
But in an open letter Monday, Hillier gave his version of events, claiming he was turfed after pushing back against party operatives who he alleged are silencing elected politicians.
"Like many people, I had high hopes and expectations with the election of a PC government after 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, scandals, and harmful policies," Hillier said. "I could not stand by and tolerate operatives engaging in similar and more egregious acts."
Hillier, who wasn't at the legislature Monday, alleged he was condemned for a variety of activities including raising concerns of possible illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisers employed by Premier Doug Ford.
He also claimed he was punished for refusing to obtain permission to speak to the media and for failing to stand and applaud the government during legislative sessions.
He further alleged he was condemned for not seeking permission to attend his brother's funeral.
"This, to me, is the most egregious act," Hillier said. "It undermines me as a person and thereby undermines all Ontarians by putting party politics above compassion and respect."
Ford's spokesman, Simon Jefferies, said all the allegations outlined in Hillier's letter were "an outright lie."
"These fabrications are absu...
Kingston mourns the death of legendary local radio host Brian Scott - Global NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
The Kingston community is mourning the death of a longtime radio announcer, who died Tuesday following a lengthy battle with cancer.Brian Scott died at Providence Care Hospital with family by his side.
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The 56 year-old’s radio career spanned almost four decades and brought him to Kingston in 2003, when he worked for 98.3 FLY FM.With heavy hearts we share the news of the passing of friend, co-worker and long-time Morning Show Host Brian Scott. Brian died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Our love and condolences to his family, friends, and the listeners who he connected with for 15 years in #ygk. pic.twitter.com/CeVGL8jJhf- 98.3 FLY FM (@983FLYFM) March 13, 2019His career began in his hometown of Chatham Ont., and he would later be hired to work at radio stations in London, Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston.Scott leaves behind his wife Deborah and daughter Logan.Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.WATCH: Former...
Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall says goodbye to Bishop LaRocque - Standard FreeholderSaturday, March 02, 2019
Bishop LaRocque, is here as well and he is going to be one of the priests saying the Eucharistic prayers. There will be three interventions by Bishop Derouchie and Bishop O'Brien, the Archbishop of Kingston and the new bishop-elect, Bishop Keith Rocher, is here. Those are the bishops who are here as well as all the priests."RelatedAlexandria-Cornwall Emeritus Bishop LaRocque diesPrendergast said he knew Bishop LaRocque personally."When I was in Toronto he was president of the Bishops' Assembly of Ontario and he actually tried to recruit me for a position, but I said I don't think so, I'm more suited to the classroom," said Prendergast. "He accepted that. He was very much a supporter of mine. He wanted me to take the position with the Bishops' Assembly but I thought I would rather teach, so a few years later I became a bishop and he said ‘Welcome to the group.'"I don't think he was entirely happy that the diocese was going to become a part of Ottawa in the next couple of years, but I called him and left him a message on his voicemail when the new bishop was appointed. I wanted him to be the first to know, but he was in the hospital."Prendergast said he was told LaRocque did get the message and he was happy."He died happy knowing a bishop was going to be living in Alexandria-Cornwall," Prendergast said. "He was a very strong defender of Alexandria-Cornwall."Rev. Dan Delst said he was ordained by Bishop LaRocque in 2001."He was the bishop here for 27 years," he said. "Most of my growing up life in that regard. He really tried to do his best for the diocese."Delst said LaRocque will be missed in the firstname.lastname@example.org/LoisAnnBaker
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BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...